Pinot Noir
Dierberg Vineyard

Pinot Noir

Dierberg Vineyard

Planted in 1997, the Dierberg Vineyard is located at the southern end of the Santa Maria Valley and boasts 161 acres of rolling hills of mostly sandy loam soils. About 2/3 of the vineyard is planted to Pinot Noir. We have enjoyed working with the owners, vineyard managers and fruit from this vineyard since the first crop in 2001. After a few years of not sourcing fruit from Dierberg Vineyard, our fans are happy to have this vineyard back in our portfolio and we are too!

Tasting Notes

The 2011 vintage is textbook Dierberg! It is a gorgeous red garnet color with violet hue. Black cherry aroma first delight the senses with a swirl. Lush juicy fruit dances down the palate effortlessly.  Hints of smoke, bacon and leather, typical of the earthy flavors of Santa Maria Valley AVA, are also revealed on the palate. We recommend pairing with gamey meats, such as smoke venison and boar, or lamb. Chocolate torte and chocolate covered expresso beans would also complement this wine.


Harvest: September 27, 2011
Bottled: January 14, 2013
Released: October 5, 2013
Production: 304 cases
Alcohol: 13.2% by volume
pH: 3.53
TA: .59 g/100ml
Clone: 15

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Price: $46.00
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